4 selfcare tips when you are down with cold

Read how to take care of yourself when you are down the flu.

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Cold and cough during winter season takes a toll on your health. The constant sneezing and coughing and the accompanied fever can really irritate your physical and mental balance. Other than keeping yourself properly covered consider incorporating following tips to take of your health efficiently. Do consult your doctor if you are symptoms go worse even after carefully handling your conditions. Do not self-treat your cold or cough as it can result in serious issues. Here are a few tips to include along with following your regular prescribed medicine and treatment.

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Blow your nose: Avoid sniffling the mucus back into your head. Blow gently the mucus out of your nose and consider spitting the mucus that comes in your throat. To avoid sending germs carrying phlegm into your ear passages, blow gently by pressing a finger over one nostril. This will help avoid earache.

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Salt Water Rinse

Salt-water rinse: Sal water rinse can help break up the congestion in your nose. Mix 3 teaspoons of salt and one teaspoon of baking soda. Place it an airtight container. Now add 1 teaspoon of this mixture to a cup of distilled or sterile luke warm water (to avoid any infection). Now using a bulb syringe enter this liquid into your nose. Hold one nose by applying light finger pressure while squirting the mixture into the other nostril. Remember to let it drain. Repeat it with your other nostril.

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Steam: Steam is one of the most common way of losing up that stuffy nose. Hold your face over a container full of hot boiling water, hot enough tobproduc steam. Breathe in some steam slowly through your nose and exhale through your mouth. You can also use humidifier in your bedroom or a hot shower with the door closed.

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Hydrate: Drink plenty of liquids as it helps to break down the congestion, keeps your throat moist, and keeps dehydration at bay. U can drink warm liquids, sports drinks, herbal teas or a ginger ale, fruit drinks or the soothing hot clear chicken soup to relax your throat.